Known to Evil

Known to Evil

Mosley and his new hero return, in a series that’s already being hailed as a classic of contemporary noir.

A mystery caller sends Leonid McGill to an uptown address ‘just to check a girl’s OK’. There’s no explanation — just a name, Angelique — a reward, and the chilling knowledge that he’s working for Rinaldo Alphonse, the most feared man in New York. What LT finds is a crime scene. A girl lies with her face blown off, her assassin felled by a knife.

But the dead girl isn’t the one LT was sent to find, and her killer’s injuries don’t make sense. The next day Alphonse comes calling: LT must find Angelique before the assassin’s assassin tracks her down. Alphonse isn’t the only one who wants a bit of LT’s time — the NYPD, finding his appearance too convenient, think they can finally put away the thorn in their side. But why do so many people want a piece of the apparently normal, clean-living Angelique? And why is the mafia coming after McGill, linking his sons — shy Dmitri and streetwise Twill — to the escape of a sex-trafficked Belarussian girl?

As both plots career towards a thrilling finale, McGill must put his street know-how and book of lethal contacts to the test, while haunted by the reappearance of a face from his crooked past and his wife Katrina’s continued infidelities.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 17th March 2011

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780753828052

Reviews

Tight dialogue, noirish plots and a heavy dose of civic corruption all go in the mix with McGill the stylish, unruffled knight in shining armour.
CATHOLIC HERALD
Anothr engrossing read from Wlater Mosley, rightly regarded as one of the best American crime writers.
SOUTH WALES ARGUS
Brilliantly written
HUDDERSFIELD DAILY EXAMINER

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